Travel Log

A Return to Fantasy Island?

Alternate Paradise!       After traveling to Guam last month to set up homestead in what will become our “alternate paradise,” I will be traveling back to Samar next week to pick up a few things, namely some clothes, some personal items, and the Mrs. (being the most important obviously). We plan on spending some time […]

My Return to Guam

The Departure.   The decision to leave directly from Manila posed somewhat of a challenge. I had a back-pack full of clothes, a laptop, and a simple Samsung phone that would soon become worthless once in the air. That is all I had. Never before have I ever travelled in one direction with so little. […]

Leaving the Philippines

The Decision to Leave the Philippines    March 16, 2017 – I traveled to Manila with my niece and we met up with another niece, her cousin, who lives and works in Manila. The purpose of the trip was to investigate 4 different Flight Attendant schools in the Metro Manila area for the younger niece. Over […]

I’ve Got Something to Tell You!

Retreat! It’s what one does when the going gets overly tough, or the outlook in a given situation becomes bleak or filled with uncertainty. In General George Armstrong Custer’s case (famous American Calvary commander), an early retreat prior to the Battle of Little Bighorn, which cost him his life, would have had a significant impact […]

Mall of Asia, UBER Manila, and a First Flight!

  Subic Bay to Manila We left Subic Bay, after a three days of hanging with friends and seeing some sights we hadn’t seen in years, and headed for Manila for a one-day layover before our flight back to Samar the next morning. We bused it from Olongapo to Manila and once we arrived at […]

A New – Old Beach in Calbayog City

Our Old Beach. Shortly after we arrived here in April of 2012 after a long hiatus in the U.S., we didn’t waste any time packing up some food and refreshments, loading the brother-in-law’s boat, and heading two beaches over from our barangay to a place called Panglobnan Beach. There we would relax and while away […]

SuperCat and a Sourpuss!

Yesterday, I scoured through some old video files (years ago, video footage would have been the correct terminology) and found enough frames (film) to put together a short video about travelling from Cebu City to Tagbilaran, Bohol by way of a SuperCat Ferry. The SuperCat (previously owned by the Fast Ferry Corporation and simply known […]